Andy Murray takes on David Ferrer in the men's singles semi-final clash of the 2016 China Open on Saturday (8 October).

Where to watch live

The match starts at 9.30am BST. Live coverage of the game will be available in the UK on Sky Sports 2 and Sky Sports 2 HD. Click here for the live streaming of the match.

Overview

World number two Andy Murray has played a lot of tennis this season and it showed as he had to battle fatigue and a resistant Kyle Edmund to progress to the semi-final. At one point, it looked like the game was heading for a three-set battle, but Murray eventually recovered to beat fellow countryman Edmund 7-6(9), 6-2 in the quarter-final at Beijing on 7 October.

Despite his workload, the 29-year-old has looked good on the court and is yet to drop a set in the tournament so far. The Scot comes into this clash knowing that he has dominated his opponent in recent times, winning the last five of their encounters.

His opponent, David Ferrer, was not expected to make it so far in Beijing considering his form this season. A former world number three, Ferrer admitted to a loss of confidence and enthusiasm for his game after his early exit in the 2016 Wimbledon Championships at the hands of Nicolas Mahut.

However, the 34-year-old rolled back the years on Friday to beat rising star Alexander Zverev of Russia, winning 6-7, 6-1, 7-5 in a game that lasted two hours and 21 minutes.

Betting odds (betfair)

  • Andy Murray to win: 1/8
  • David Ferrer to win: 5

Head-to-head

The duo have faced each other 19 times in the ATP tour and Grand Slam events, with Murray holding a 13-6 win loss record. The last time they faced off was in the quarter-final of the Australian Open earlier this year with Murray winning 6-3, 6-7, 6-2, 6-3.

China Open history

Murray and Ferrer have never faced each other at the China Open in the past.